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11-26-2020 Public Notices and Want Ads


G&S Handyman Services…includes general repair- switches, fixtures, minor plumbing, painting, cleaning, roofing, and general cleanup. 30 years experience. Call 269-332-4741 (11-12, 11-19, 11-26, 12-3-20 TCR)


ITEMS… Small refrigerator, $100.00; Chest Freezer, $100.00; Chest Freezer, $75.00; Kirby Vacuum, $125.00; Heavy 5 Shelf, $140; Fish Cleaning Station, $40; Large cooler, $35. Call 269-621-4121 (11-26-2020 TCR)


November 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Parrigin, Kraemer, Duffield, Willmeng, Howell, Fulton, and Harper. Approved Consent agenda, October Board minutes, and October expenses of $305,161.15 Approved ordinances to be updated with Municode Approved 2 drains to be repaired Approved Special Lake Assessment Project Approved Resolution to change capital asset threshold Approved authorization for Mika Meyers letter on sewer project Adjourned 8:00 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Sandy Kraemer Coloma Charter Township Clerk (11-26-2020 TCR)

NOW HIRING WOODLAND TERRACE… in Coloma is seeking to hire the right candidates to care for our elderly population. Positions available are: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 – 9:00 p.m. Both positions are part-time. Must be 18 years or older. Certification not requires-will train. Apply within at 6786 Red Arrow Hwy., Coloma, MI 49038 NO PHONE CALLS Please! (11-26, 12-03-2020 TCR)


Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. 2020-0749-DE-M Estate of Hanna Lorraine Maxwell: Date of Birth January 9, 1933 TO ALL CREDITORS: The decedent Hannah Lorraine Maxwell, died September 28, 2020. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Richard Maxwell and/or Marjorie Muirhead, Personal Representative, or to both the Probate Court at 811 Port St., Courthouse Building, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085, and the Personal Representative within four (4) months after the date of publication of this notice. November 26, 2020 Richard Maxwell 1539 E. Nickerson Ave. Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Marjorie Muirhead 3018 Theresa Stevensville, MI 49127

Banyon Fette Law Office Jessica A. Fette (P65867) 1211 E. Napier, Suite 1 Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 926-6135 (11-26-2020 TCR)


TO: THE RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF KEELER, VAN BUREN COUNTY, MICHIGAN AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Keeler Township Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a public hearing and meeting on December 15, 2020 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Keeler Township Hall, 64121 Territorial Road W. within the Township, to consider the following: Variance requests by 93967 Madison Avenue, LLC, from Section 3.33 C of the Township Zoning Ordinance pertaining to Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Buildings, Keeler Township Zoning. The property is located at 93967 Madison Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, in the Township. The tax parcel number is 80-12-145-085-00. The property is zoned Lakeshore Residential 401. Such other and further matters as may be properly before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Anyone interested in reviewing the application or the Township Zoning Ordinance may make inquiry of the undersigned up until the time of said hearing and may further examine the same at said public hearing. The Township Zoning Ordinance can also be accessed at Written comments will be received from any interested person concerning the foregoing by the Keeler Township Clerk at the address below up to the date of the hearing and may also be received by the Zoning Board of Appeals at the hearing. All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place. Keeler Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon seven (7) days’ notice to the Keeler Township Clerk. The Clerk may be contacted at the address or telephone number listed below.KEELER TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS By: Carl F. Davis, Keeler Township Clerk 64121 Territorial Road W. Hartford, MI 49057 269-621-6481 (11-19 & 11-26-2020 TCR)

Trump administration’s limits on fetal tissue research restrict discovery of COVID-19 treatments

(Press Release) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its National Institutes of Health (NIH) urging them to reject recent recommendations made by the Trump administration’s NIH Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board (Board).

The Board’s recommendation would withhold federal funding for fetal tissue research grant proposals, putting limits on research into possible treatments and therapies for various health conditions, including COVID-19. The recommendation comes after a two-year campaign by the Trump administration to block federally funded research using fetal tissue as well as an executive order to ban the research.

“While leading scientists are encouraging the use of fetal tissue research to develop treatments for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration is attempting to withhold critical funding for this important work,” Nessel said. “Our country has been hard hit by this pandemic – this recommendation by the Board would effectively hinder advances in finding a treatment for this devastating virus. President Trump himself was treated for COVID with Remdesivir, a drug developed through fetal tissue research – why shouldn’t every American have that opportunity?”

Fetal tissue has been an essential part of scientific and medical advances that have saved millions of lives in the United States and across the globe. Fetal tissue was used in the research that led to the vaccines for poliovirus, rubella, measles and rabies. It remains a crucial part of vital biomedical research.

In its letter, the coalition argues the Board was not fairly balanced in terms of viewpoint, as two-thirds of its members are on record opposing abortion, fetal tissue or both. The Board’s proceedings also lacked transparency. All of its meetings were in closed session except for one virtual meeting held for less than an hour. The attorneys general urge NIH Director Francis S. Collins and HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II to use their authority to reject the Board’s recommendations and maintain federal funding for research projects using fetal tissue that have already been recommended for funding.

In sending the letter, Attorney General Nessel joins the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.


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